Percy’s Z Tam in seasons best at Batavia September 27, 2020

Batavia, NY — The last time Percy’s Z Tam drew post one was March 14th and he took full advantage of his starting position as he won the featured $8,500 Open I pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday evening (Sept. 26). Long Train Runnin (Denny Bucceri) bolted the wings and overtook the point by the quarter in :27.2. With Percy’s Z Tam (Jim Morrill Jr.) … Continue reading Percy’s Z Tam in seasons best at Batavia »

Majestic Kat, HP Sissy take Batavia features September 24, 2020

Batavia, NY — A pair of $8,500 Open I Handicap races topped the card at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Sept. 23) — one for trotters and one for pacing mares — and both produced gate to wire winners. Majestic Kat moved up to the Open I trot after a 4-1/2 length, 1:57.2 seasonal best win in the Open III last week and despite the jump … Continue reading Majestic Kat, HP Sissy take Batavia features »

Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia Downs September 21, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 23). The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the USTA’s website or by direct download clicking here. (https://legacy.trackmaster.com/usta/btv0923x.pdf) The Pick-5 wager begins in race one and runs … Continue reading Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia Downs »

Stratosphere was out of sight in Batavia feature September 20, 2020

Batavia, NY — Despite a jump in class, a return to an inside post proved to be the ticket as Stratosphere went the route in the $8,500 Open I Handicap on Saturday night (Sept. 19) at Batavia Downs. Percy’s Z Tam (Jim Morrill Jr.) took a quick early lead but as soon as he crossed over, Stratosphere (Drew Monti) left the pocket, took the lead … Continue reading Stratosphere was out of sight in Batavia feature »

Before I Die checks bucket list in Batavia trot September 17, 2020

Batavia, NY — It’s not too often a 9-year-old goes the race of a lifetime, but that’s just what Before I Die did in the $8,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Sept. 16). Before I Die (Dave McNeight III) started from the pylons but got away fourth after a three-deep :27.4 mad dash for the front by Victoria Swan (Drew … Continue reading Before I Die checks bucket list in Batavia trot »

Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia September 16, 2020

Batavia, NY — There is a carryover of $858 in the Pick-5 at Batavia Downs and a guaranteed pool of $3,000 has been announced for that wager on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 16). The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the USTA’s website or by direct download by … Continue reading Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Mr. Euroman takes season’s mark in Batavia feature September 13, 2020

Batavia, NY — After taking a week off, Mr. Euroman returned with strong resolve and won the $8,000 Open II Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 12). Daylight Rush (Dave McNeight III) started from the pylons and kept that position for most of the race. With no other leavers in the contest, McNeight guided Daylight Rush to a tepid half of :57.2 … Continue reading Mr. Euroman takes season’s mark in Batavia feature »

Batavia Downs announces new Saturday post time September 10, 2020

Batavia, NY — On the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, post time on Saturday at Batavia Downs will be moved from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting September 12 and remain at that time for the remainder of the meet. Batavia Downs is racing a Wednesday/Saturday schedule and now both days will start at 5 p.m. The only exceptions will be Saturday … Continue reading Batavia Downs announces new Saturday post time »

Daylon Phantom in seasons best at Batavia Downs September 10, 2020

Batavia, NY — If last week’s 7-3/4 length romp wasn’t enough, Daylon Phantom put the exclamation point on the page this week with his best effort of 2020, winning the $8,000 Open I-II Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Sept. 9). Daylon Phantom (Renaldo Morales III) got away fifth while Il Mago (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Lunar Credit (Jim McNeight Jr.) jousted for … Continue reading Daylon Phantom in seasons best at Batavia Downs »

Davis Jr. wins six, Morrill Jr. takes five at Batavia September 6, 2020

Batavia, NY — You might say it was a two-horse race at Batavia Downs, except that it was between the top two drivers in western New York. Billy Davis Jr. won six races including the feature and Jim Morrill Jr. won five races including stringing four in a row, accounting for the winners of 11 of 13 races contested on Saturday night (Sept. 5). Davis’s … Continue reading Davis Jr. wins six, Morrill Jr. takes five at Batavia »